Sheboygan A's Baseball

Patzman, Schwarz Return to A’s

Posted: March 24, 2009

Outfielder Tim Patzman, the club’s 2008 Most Valuable Player, and infielder/pitcher Taylor Schwarz are the first two players to officially sign on for the 2009 Sheboygan A’s season.

Patzman hit .380 last year and set three club records along the way. He led the club in games played, 64; plate appearances, 281; at bats, 250; runs scored, 58; hits, 95; doubles, 28, and total bases, 136. He also led the Wisconsin State League in those categories in addition to being the WSL RBI co-champ. He was runner-up in WSL MVP voting.

His 281 plate appearances, 259 at bats and 28 doubles were club one-season records.

Patzman will be starting his fourth season with the A’s. A shoulder injury held him to 16 games in 2006, but his potential came to live in 2007 when he hit .358 in 52 games.

He is carrying a .355 career average in 132 games heading into the season.

Patzman is currently playing at UW-Milwaukee. At this writing, he was hitting .305 with three home runs and 10 runs batted in in 17 games.

Schwarz posted a 5-1 record with a glittering 1.85 earned run average in his first season with the A�s last year. He gave up only 37 hits and walked but 14 in 48 2/3 innings. A third baseman/shortstop when he is not pitching, Schwarz hit .226 in 40 games in his first season in the extremely competitive Wisconsin State and Northeastern Wisconsin Leagues.

Schwarz is currently playing at Madison Area Technical College where he is hitting .333 with a home run and five runs batted in in five games.

Patzman hails from Waukesha and Schwarz from Sheboygan where he attended Sheboygan South High School.

The A’s open their 2008 season at Howards Grove on May 27. The first home game is Monday, June 8, against Menasha. Ticket information is available at

Sheboygan Athletic Club members are encouraging volunteers to join them on Sunday, March 29, when, weather permitting, they will hold their first ball park setup day. Club members will be there early and will be working well into the afternoon. Volunteers are urged to join them whenever they are able to get there and stay as long as they are able. Members and volunteers should check the website if weather is threatening.

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